Vilnius, the ancient capital of Lithuania, in the later centuries had become famous for its wide-ranging trade fair, traditionally known as "Kaziuko mugė". Its name is associated with the traditional patron saint of Lithuania, Saint Casimir, whose remains, in 1636 were transferred to the Cathedral of Vilnius and so attracted increasingly large numbers of devotees. With time, … [Read More...] about The Vilnius (Wilna) Fair in 1916
The long-awaited issue of the Journal of the Lithuania Philatelic Society (ISSN 2381-5884) is now in print. The new journal issue (No. 247) features many excellent research … [Read More...] about LPS Journal No 247
After the Armistice was signed in Northern France on November 11, 1918, which essentially brought an end to fighting in the WWI, Lithuanians quickly formed their first government, … [Read More...] about The First Postage Stamps of Lithuania
This listing is a work-in-progress, and further additions/corrections are welcome. Known covers show that genuinely registered covers/postcards were assigned a number within the … [Read More...] about The 1920 Telšiai Local Issue: by registration number
Happy Holidays! Wishing you and your family a beautiful and prosperous holiday season. … [Read More...] about Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ukmergė is a district centre in Aukštaitija (eastern part of Lithuania), approx. half-way between Vilnius and Panevėžys. During the German withdrawal from Russia at the end of … [Read More...] about Ukmergė 1919 – 1921
Memel / Klaipeda
The original Scalovian and Curonian territory was conquered the German Order of Teutonic Knights who built the Memel Castle (Memelburg) in 1252. Its main purpose was to strengthen … [Read More...] about The Memel – Klaipėda Territory: Historical background